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Planet
CD Player
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not separate the top and bottom case halves. Refer the servicing to qualified Rega dealers only.

The laser component in this product is capable of emitting radiation exceeding the limit for Class 1.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT


This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product.

CAUTION VORSICHT! -

INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS DEFEATED. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG TRITT AUS. WENN DECKEL GEFFNET UND WENN SICHERHEITSVERRIEGELUNG BERBRUCKT IST. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN! OSYNLIG LASERSTRLNING NR DENNA DEL R URKOPPLAD. STRLEN R FARLIG. USYNLIG LASERSTRLING VED BNING NR SIKKERHEDSAFBRYDERE ER UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDG UDSTTELSE FOR STRLING. RAYONNEMENT LASER ET ELECTROMAGNETIQUE DANGEREUX SI OUVERT AVEC L'ENCLENCHEMENT DE SECURITE ANNULE. AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTINA NKYMTTMLLE LASERSTEILYLLE. L KATSO STEESEEN. USYNLIG LASERSTRLING NR DEKSEL PNES OG SIKKERHEDSLS BRYTES. UNNG EKSPONERING FOR STRLEN.

VARNING ADVARSEL -

ATTENTION VARO! ADVARSEL -

This label is located inside the unit.

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Contents
Introduction.................................................................2 Design Innovation..............................................................3 Installation................................................................4 Interconnects..................................................................4 Output Connections............................................................5 In Use................................................................................6-9 Additional CD Functions.................................................10-17 The handling of CDs............................................................18 Care of the Player.................................................................19 Troubleshooting..................................................20-22 Specifications...........................................................23 Owners Log...........................................................................24

Introduction
Your Rega Planet has been designed to be effective, easy to use and above all - to be more musical than any other CD player. We have omitted all the useless gimmicks and genuinely concentrated the manufacturing costs on high quality component parts, and employed a unique design direction, both necessary to reproduce a musical sound quality from a digital source of information. For example: A complex sub-chassis suspension is normally necessary to isolate the transport. However, they are detrimental to the sound quality and degrade in time, causing malfunction. Rega have designed a VCS* foot system which minimises footfall shock, and therefore eradicates the need for a suspension, while maximising sound quality by reducing error correction. Regas design skill and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that your Planet will perform at its optimum. The tips we give here may help to give you maximum musical enjoyment and ease of use for many years. *VCS - Viscous Coupled System

Mission Statement Regas philosophy is to make high quality products at sensible prices, as a means of reproducing music as faithfully as possible. Rega is committed to the design and development of new and existing products, both in hi-fi and other areas, that will perpetuate Regas values of quality and value for money.

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Design Innovation
Rega were the last major specialist hi-fi manufacturer to make a CD player. We have used this time to observe the development of this medium. Whilst it has become the dominant format, we are still unimpressed with the majority of products available on the market. This has encouraged us to develop our own product that comes from our own philosophies concerning sound quality, reliability and value for money. The Planet CD player has a unique sound that harmonises with the rest of our products and is in contrast to the tonal qualities of most players. A top loading design was chosen for several reasons. Firstly, complex motorised tray mechanisms are vulnerable to wear and therefore a cause of unreliability. Secondly, the use of our underslung transport location allows service engineers immediate access to the next most unreliable part of any CD player (the laser diode assembly). Through extensive research we have found that traditional suspensions in CD players actually encourage error correction, so we have designed a foot suspension system to absorb the vibrations of the surroundings without adding resonances to a spinning disc.

Installation
Ensure the operating voltage of the Planet (stated on the rear) is the same as that of your local power supply. The Planet will work well on most surfaces, such as a shelf or a table, stand, or wall bracket. The Planet should be placed to allow adequate access to the lid and aperture. If access is limited there is a danger of scratching the CD when sliding it over the hub. NOTE: The foot suspension has been designed to absorb the shock of normal footfalls, but can be made to skip if exposed to more extreme impacts. If this could be a problem then the player should be further isolated by a wall bracket or other method.

Interconnects
An interconnect is included with your Planet CD player, which provides entirely satisfactory performance. Audiophiles may wish to upgrade to a more exotic interconnect at a later stage, such as Rega's Couple.

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Output Connections
All the outputs are made via RCA (Phono) type connectors. The sockets on the REGA products are clearly marked red, white and black. Line Out: For output to an audio amplifier. Right: Left: always the lower row and marked in RED. always the upper row and marked in WHITE.
Planet

In Use
Lid Finger Lift

Play/Pause Stop

CAUTION: SOME AMPLIFIERS AND INTERCONNECTS HAVE BLACK COLOUR CODING FOR THE LEFT CHANNEL.

Digital Out: for output to digital components such as D.A converter, digital processor, DAT, or MD, and marked in BLACK.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS TURN OFF THE PLAYER WHEN CHANGING LEADS.

Remote sensor

Display Power switch and power indicator

Track previous Track next

Rear Panel Connections


White
LINE OUT LEFT CHANNEL

Powering up
Press the power switch on the front panel, the power indication LED on the power switch will illuminate. If there is a disc in the player the number of tracks and the total running time is briefly displayed, before returning to 0. If there is no disc in the player, NO DISC is displayed.

RIGHT CHANNEL

OPTICAL OUT

DIGITAL OUT

IEC

Red

Black

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Play/Pause
Track Number Index Step
INDEX STEP MIN

Time
SEC

Music Calendar

Press the PLAY button with a disc loaded and the disc will start playing from track 1. The display will show the play symbol, track number, index number, and the playing time. Pressing again toggles between play and pause*. In pause mode the pause symbol will be displayed. *Optional Remote Control has separate play and pause buttons.

TRACK DISC

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

5 10

888888888.888 000000000.000
SHUFFLE PROGRAM REPEAT 1

11 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 1 8 1 9 20 19

Play Symbol

Pause Symbol

Shuffle Mode

Program Mode

Repeat Mode

Stop
Press the STOP button to stop playing the disc. The display will return to track 0.

Loading a disc
1. 2. 3. Use the finger lift to open the lid. Holding the disc at opposite sides, place onto the hub in the CD tray. Close the lid - the puck will clamp the disc onto the hub. If the player is on, the disc will be read. If the player is off, the disc will be read on power up. To remove the disc: Press STOP if in play mode. When the disc has stopped playing, lift the lid and remove the disc.

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Track Previous
When pressed while the disc is playing, the current track will start again from the beginning. Pressing again in quick succession will take you to the start of the previous track.

Additional CD Functions
(Remote Option Only)
>10

>10 (for tracks above 9)

1 4

2 5 8 0

3 6 9 Numeric Keypad

Track Next
Pressing once while the disc is playing, the next track will start from the beginning. Pressing again takes you to the beginning of the next track after that, etc.......
Track previous

CD Display
Display

Volume (up) Play Track next Search forwards Repeat


Shuffle Repeat

If the TRACK buttons are pressed in pause and stop modes, a specific track can be selected, and when the PLAY button is pressed the selected track will start from the beginning. In the case of stop mode, if PLAY is not pressed within 16 seconds of track selection, the display will return to track 0.

Volume (down) Search backwards Stop Shuffle Program Pause Check CD input

Prog Check Clear

Time

Clear

Time

CD

S o l a r

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Play, pause, stop, track previous, and track next The PLAY and PAUSE buttons on the Remote Control are the same as PLAY/PAUSE on the front panel except they have been separated. Stop, track previous, and track next work in the same way as on the front panel of the player. (See pages 8 & 9.) Search Back, Search Forward. Pressing the SEARCH BACK / SEARCH FORWARD buttons in play mode, plays the disc at high speed at reduced volume, allowing you to find a specific position in a track. In pause mode, the track is scanned at a higher speed without playing music. Note: if the lead out (end) of the disc is reached during Search Forward mode, will appear on the display. To resume play, press SEARCH BACK or PREVIOUS TRACK. Numeric Keys. You can start from the beginning of a desired track by pressing the corresponding NUMERIC KEY. If the track number is greater than 9, press >10 before selecting your track.

Shuffle
To play tracks in a random order press SHUFFLE then press PLAY. To play tracks in a random order whilst in play mode, press the SHUFFLE button once. SHUFFLE will read on the display and the tracks will be played in a sequence generated by the player. To cancel shuffle play, press the SHUFFLE button again. CONTINUE will be displayed and Play will continue in the discs original sequence.

Repeat
To repeat the whole disc, press the REPEAT button once. The display will read REPEAT. To repeat the current track, press the REPEAT button until the display reads REPEAT 1. To cancel, press the REPEAT button until REPEAT OFF appears on the display.

When the disc is played in... Continuous Play Shuffle Play Program play (see page 16)

The Planet repeats... All the tracks All the tracks in random order The same program

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Display Checking the total number and playing time of the tracks
Press TIME before you start playing. The display shows the total number of tracks, total playing time, and music calendar. While in Shuffle Play mode (SHUFFLE appears in the display; see page 12), a one-second access time blank is added between each track. This increase is automatically added to the total playing time in the display.

Display information while playing a disk.


While Playing a disc, the display shows the current track number, index number, playing time, and the music calendar. The track numbers in the music calendar disappear after they are played.

TRACK

INDEX

MIN

SEC

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

5 10

1 10
5 10

1 45.28 1.56
Index number Playing time

TRACK

INDEX

MIN

SEC

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

Current track number

Music calendar

10
Total number of tracks

45.28
Total playing time

Turning off the display Music calendar


Each time you press DISPLAY on the remote while playing a disc, the display turns off and on alternately. In the display off mode, if any button on either the player or remote are pressed, the display will be switched on for about 3 seconds to allow you to verify your command.

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Checking the remaining time


Each time you press TIME while playing a disc, the display changes as shown in the chart below.

Creating a program

Playing order

Total playing time

Track number being programmed

TRACK

INDEX

STEP

MIN

SEC

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

5 10

Playing time of the current track

TRACK

INDEX

MIN MIN

SEC SEC

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

5 10

2 10

1
PROGRAM

3.18 45.28

10 1

1.56 1 45.28
Press

Remaining time on the current track

TRACK

INDEX

MIN MIN

S E SEC C

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

5 10

The program function allows you to play up to 24 tracks from a disc in any order you specify. 1) Press PROGRAM to create your new program list. PROGRAM will appear on the display. 2) Enter up to 24 tracks, one after the other, in the order you want them to play. Use the >10 button for tracks above 9.

10 1

45.28 1.57
Press

If the track number exceeds 24 - - . - - appears instead of the remaining time. Remaining time on the disc
TRACK INDEX

MIN

MIN

SEC

SEC

1 6

2 7

3 8

4 9

5 10

10

45.28 51.37

If the remaining time exceeds 100 minutes in Program Play mode or when the disc has more than 24 tracks, - - . - - appears instead of the remaining time.

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Creating a Program (continued)


3) If you make a mistake, pressing CLEAR will erase the last track you entered. Keep pressing CLEAR to erase more than one track from the play list. Hold down CLEAR for 3 seconds if you want to delete the whole program list. To continue programming, enter the tracks you want from where you left off. 4) Press PLAY on the remote. Your selected tracks will now play. 5) Pressing PROGRAM again will display CONTINUE and you will be back to normal play mode. Pressing PROGRAM once more will return the programmed tracks. 6) To create a new program list, press STOP. Clear the previous program list, then to re-program, repeat from step 2.

The handling of CDs


To keep the CD clean, handle by its edge only. Do not touch the surface; natural oils from skin can stop the laser from reading the disc accurately. Do not expose the disc to bright sunlight, or leave near hot places such as electrical equipment or in a parked car. Excess heat can cause the disc to warp. Do not use any cleaning fluids or anti-static sprays on the disc, they can damage the disc and the player. Store the disc in its case when not in use to prevent it from becoming scratched.

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Care of the Player WARNING


Misuse of the player could invalidate your Rega warranty.

Troubleshooting
(No power, power switch LED does not light up)

Do not touch the lens or electronic parts inside the player, it is a very sensitive optical device and is easily damaged. Also if dirt gets on the lens, the player may not work. Do not attempt to clean the lens or lubricate in any way. Fluids and abrasive materials could easily damage the lens. Your REGA dealer will be trained in cleaning this component, but provided you take care with your player, it should not need any servicing. Do not leave the lid open, as dust will get into the player and onto the lens. Do not drop objects into the player. If any objects fall into the player, switch off and disconnect from the mains supply immediately, and contact your REGA dealer. Do not open the case or stick implements into it to retrieve the item. If you are not going to use the player for a long time, we recommend that you switch it off, as it is not disconnected from the mains even if the player itself has been turned off. Always pull the plug itself when disconnecting from the wall socket, never the cord.

Is the mains supply connected and the socket switched on?

NO

Correct the fault

YES
Is the front panel on/off switch fully depressed?

NO

Correct the fault (Contact your Rega Dealer if it appears faulty)

YES
Has the fuse in the mains plug blown? (Plug in another appliance to check)

YES

Replace fuse in plug

NO
Is the mains socket live? (Plug in another appliance to check)

NO

Check household fuses or contact an electrician!

YES Contact your Rega dealer

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Troubleshooting
(Power on, no output)

Troubleshooting
(Power on, power switch LED and display on, but CD does not play)

Are the output connections connected correctly?

NO

Correct the fault

Is there a disc in the player?

NO

Load a disc

YES
Is the disc label side up?

YES
Are the amplifier connections correct and the correct input selected?

NO

Turn the disc over

NO

Correct the fault

YES
After selecting a track have you pressed play?

NO

Press play

YES
Is there a fault in the amp/speaker chain?

YES YES
Swap components to determine the fault Is the player in pause mode?

YES NO YES

Press play Clean the CD (see page 17) Leave player turned on for about an hour with no disc in.

NO
Is the CD clean?

NO
If you are using the digital output, is the DAC switched on and correctly setup?

YES NO
Correct the fault Has moisture condensed on the lens?

YES Contact your Rega dealer

NO Contact your Rega dealer

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Specifications
Laser Wavelength Line Output Maximum Level Digital Output Maximum Level Digital Sampling Frequency Mains Voltage Power Consumption Dimensions Required Space for operation Semiconductor laser 780nm 2V (load impedance minimum 10k) 0.5V (load impedance 75) 44.1kHz 230V (minimum 190V maximum 250V) 115V (minimum 95V maximum 125V) 10W 435Wx100Hx270D 435Wx180Hx315D

Owners Log
(1) Owner....................................................................................... Date.......................................................................................... Where Purchased..................................................................... ..................................................................................................

(2) Owner....................................................................................... Date.......................................................................................... Where Purchased..................................................................... ..................................................................................................

(3) Owner....................................................................................... Date.......................................................................................... Where Purchased..................................................................... ..................................................................................................

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